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November 2015

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As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, Winrock is highlighting its programs that bring attention to this year’s theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!" The 16 Days Campaign begins on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and ends on International Human Rights Day (December 10) and emphasizes that gender-based violence in its many forms is a human rights violation.

What is the state of the food hub across the U.S. in 2015? In case you missed the National Food Hub Survey 2015 webinar this month, check out the archive for the results of an in-depth survey analyzed by Michigan State University's Center for Regional Food Systems in cooperation with the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration.

Despite working in a heavily male-dominated field, these three women have become leaders in the construction industry in Vietnam. Check out their inspiring stories.

Winrock is celebrating 30 years of USAID’s Farmer-to-Farmer program with a four-week volunteer blog series. Read the latest post here.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a new project to reduce child labor in cocoa-growing communities in Ghana. Winrock is proud to implement this 4-year initiative that will help approximately 3,200 vulnerable youth to further their education or develop skills to secure age-appropriate work.

Interested in working at Winrock? Search current openings and post your resume. Would you like to volunteer? Learn more about new opportunities.

Winrock featured at Paris climate negotiations
The latest round of U.N. climate change negotiations is quickly approaching. This round represents a significant milestone because it is the deadline for reaching a new international climate agreement. Winrock International is gearing up to actively engage — hosting sessions on the importance of forest degradation, as well as low emission development and land use. Winrock staff have been invited to speak at a number of additional side events to share their work and views on topics such as REDD+ and INDCs, standard setting, reference levels, and private sector finance in REDD+. Get more information on events.

Opening big markets for small farmers
WatermelonsThe Wallace Center at Winrock International was recently recognized for its efforts to make wholesale markets more accessible to producers of all sizes — opening new doors and creating fresh growth opportunities for America’s small and mid-sized farmers.

At the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Atlanta last month, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Ed Avalos presented Wallace staff with a certificate of appreciation for supporting the GroupGAP Pilot Program, a collaboration between USDA and the Wallace Center, with funding contributed by the Walmart Foundation. Read more.

A compassionate champion: remembering David Lambert
When David Patterson Lambert passed away last month, one thing was certain: his final days — like countless days and years that came before — were spent working to end world hunger.

David, 75, of Washington, D.C., died in his sleep in the early morning hours of Oct. 16, 2015. Nobody who knew him would have been surprised that he was in Des Moines, Iowa, for the World Food Prize. In fact, just three days prior, he had visited Hawkeye Community College, to deliver a lecture on food security and climate change.

A member of Winrock’s advisory council since 2007, David was a tireless advocate for global food security. Read More.
       


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